5 TED Talks that Everyone Should Watch

TED Talks are a great way to spread and develop new ideas in a variety of fields, from history to biology. Everything that TED has produced has brought on new perspectives or understandings for their audience. I personally watch TED Talks on the daily. Here are some of the ones I believe everyone should watch.

1. The Danger of a Single Story -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 

We are all made up of a multitude of stories. It is important to remember that and realize people are more complex than we often make them out to be.

2. How Diversity Makes Teams More Innovative -- Rocío Lorenzo

Diversity is more than just "the right thing to do" when creating teams. It has benefits that are more than just what meets the eye. 

3. The Happy Secret to Better Work -- Shawn Achor 

Shawn Achor came to SMU for a Tate Lecture in April and showed us an incredible perspective on happiness. It makes us question, is our view on happiness backwards? 

4.The Gift of Words- Javed Akhtar 

This gives us a realization of the power we have due to communication and the beauty in something as mundane as words. Javed Akhtar performs his talk in Hindi, but English subtitles are available.

5. The Danger of Silence -- Clint Smith 

Silence is easy and convenient, but speaking up against injustice is the first step to change.